The ELN is our leadership development process for younger leaders in the Pacific Southwest District. The goal is to provide accountability, resources, peer-learning and other training opportunities in order to increase the participant’s leadership capacity.
Characteristics: Emerging Leaders participating in the ELN have exibited
The ability to stay focused in tough situations
A proven ability to lead others to a goal
A desire to rise above the status quo
Respect from a broad range of people
Effective past leadership experience
Excellent communication skills
A willingness taking on projects and responsibilities
Prepared to lead more effectively in local ministry
Potential to assume district leadership
Prone to life-long learning
Process: The ELN is a 15 month process
3 Months-Pre ELN
12 Months-ELN Network Connections
Pre-ELN: A monthly meeting to establish the commitment to the ELN Process. A book is read and discussed. An unwillingness to engage fully in this three month process would disqualify an individual from the twelve month process.
ELN Network Connection: Consists of two retreats:
1. Kick off retreat: Leading in your Strength
2. Mid-year retreat: Marriage Relationships
There will be 9 monthly Network Gatherings. The Networks will be 4-6 hours in length. They will be held in the locations of our ELN participants. The following topics will be addressed:
Competency: Ministry Resources
Growing & multiplying
Charisma: Outer Style
Relating to others
Leading from strength
Character: Inner Strength
Along with the Network Gatherings, each of those participating will read 3-5 books. The reading will be discussed as part of the Network Gatherings.
Expectations: The participants of the ELN
Take an online assessment
Participate in the monthly network gatherings
Come prepared for engaged peer-learning
Expenses: The Pacific Southwest District will underwrite majority of the expenses for the ELN.